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Paul Day gave a shot "Garage" for SNOWBLIND 3D
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SNOWBLIND 3D > Search for a New Genre Name! > Garage
This discussion started in several Snowblind tasks... We're seriously thinking this type of cheap green screen production that so many of us are doing these days could be a new direction in cinema. Those films are cheap to make, so no studio bosses have a say in what to do. Green screen allows for the most fantastic things happening on screen - no physical boundaries, just those of imagination! Of course many of those films will still look imperfect and won't be able to match the standards of 300 and the like - but still I think this could be the beginning of a different perception of films. Just like Manga - if I'm not mistaken the word actually means something like "junk" in japanese - this is a cheap pasttime, some guilty pleasure that many of us enjoy. And this new type of movie could be just that, a moving picture equivalent of a comic book. In the "old days", probably since comics have been invented, but still up to today, you can hear parents saying "don't read these stupid comics, get a real book instead!". So books and comics, this could be the relation between traditional movies and our new ones. But what to call them? Since we use green screen and also change or even abuse the way equipment is meant to be used, and just do things differently than on "normal" film sets - like Robert Rodriguez keeps proposing in his "film schools" - I thought maybe one term could be "Techsploitation", taking into account the exploitation and blaxploitation genres of the 60s/70s. The themes of these films will also be different due to their nature, taken from or influenced by the Sci-Fi/Horror/Action genres, a little more nerdy and fan-based than your usual hollywood fare that is mainly focussed on money-making. So maybe "Fantechsy" could also be a name... Okay sounds a little stupid maybe... But I guess y'all see what I'm getting at! So let's hear your ideas or thoughts on the matter! Cheers, Kalle-Max ^_^
1877 days ago | 2 Comments | 5 Thumb-ups 

I see the logic in 'bedroom' but to me it suggests a solitary endeavour. Instead, I'd suggest 'garage'. Original US garage rock emerged as electric musical instruments became widely available, it was particularly raw and laid the foundations for punk, which epitomised the do-it-yourself ethic that you're referring to here.

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Oops Beck created a new production "Apocalyptic"

apocalyptic - scifi...

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SNOWBLIND 3D > Search for a New Genre Name! > What aboot...
by: Coen Schalkwijk

Homebrew is a bit to broad. Music related names, well, are for music, not for movies. What about 'Any Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or 'Every Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or Any one can make a movie these days and anyone can watch it too. And it's not just the green screen, it's also about being able to distribute yourself using the Internets. It's not a big corp. that has an audience in a can.
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It's not just about production, but also about distribution as Coen says. No need to downplay the quality, the quality can actually be better when done by the community. Good example is the subtitles done for Star Wreck. When Universal wanted to distribute the DVD in Northern Europe (after the free version of Star Wreck had already been available for a while btw) they also wanted to have the subtitles done by "professionals". The professional wasn't a fan, so he/she had no idea about the inside jokes etc, so the subtitles turned out worse than what the community had already done. This just proves that paying somebody to do something is no guarantee for quality, one could even say that the opposite might be the case, ie it's just another job vs somebody who does it with true passion and actually cares about the end product. Of course it's always dangerous to generalize like this, but it's important to keep this in mind. All content will be available for free (want it or not) and as we have seen from the music industry, it's not worth fighting that fight. Instead it's very important that we create models that accept that fact and turn that into an opportunity instead of a threat. Wreckamovie and the community here has a big role to play in all this as we are also part of the PRODUCTION and there's value in production, maybe even more so than in distribution. This is part of a bigger discussion and I think we probably need to do a separate task for it, but I just wanted to add this to the genre name discussion. When we talk about WAM to press, terms like open source, peer production, crowdsourcing all tend to help explain, of course depends on what kind of press you are talking to.
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Fastest task solved in the history of WAM?
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Eric Vogel gave a shot "Heh..." for Norwegian Ninja
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Norwegian Ninja > Donald Rumsfeld archive clip > Heh...
We're trying to locate the rights holders to the following clip from 1976. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxZMeeDw1w4 From what we can tell, it comes from a UK produced (maybe BBC?) documentary. Anyone with mad google skillz out there who can help find out more info about where the clip comes from?
1878 days ago | 0 Comments | 1 Thumb-up 

Well, what do you know.

I started googling myself and found the reference right away now... Funny, I've searched before with no luck.

It's from a three part BBC documentary from 2004 called "The Power Of Nightmares"

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0430484/

Closing the task and calling the BBC...

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We're trying to locate the rights holders to the following clip from 1976.

From what we can tell, it comes from a UK produced (maybe BBC?) documentary.

Anyone with mad google skillz out there who can help find out more info about where the clip comes from?

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1878 days ago | 1 Comment | 0 Thumb-ups  

Great! whe have our first money to start the movie. Thank you very much all the people.

Only say that in a week I will give you the shooting schedule.

Kisses for all of you!

Fernando

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SNOWBLIND 3D > Search for a New Genre Name! > What aboot...
by: Coen Schalkwijk

Homebrew is a bit to broad. Music related names, well, are for music, not for movies. What about 'Any Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or 'Every Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or Any one can make a movie these days and anyone can watch it too. And it's not just the green screen, it's also about being able to distribute yourself using the Internets. It's not a big corp. that has an audience in a can.
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Thx, had some other business to attend to :) I will give it some extra thought then :)
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Coen Schalkwijk gave a shot "Bunch Of Lame Ones" for SNOWBLIND 3D
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SNOWBLIND 3D > Tagline for SNOWBLIND > Bunch Of Lame Ones
Howdy my fellow Moviewreckers, let me steal this task from Iron Sky...: What would be a catchy tag line to be featured on the Snowblind poster and in trailers? Something like "WHO LEFT THE FRIDGE OPEN?" Hehhe... No that's from Tropic Thunder... Well it shouldn't be as funny, after all our film has a serious story at it's core... but it could play with the fact that we're combining western with a post-apocalyptic scenario and WINTER of course :-) I think a good reference would be the style of "Firefly". So get your brains in rotation people! XXX Carl
1878 days ago | 5 Comments | 5 Thumb-ups 

* When the going gets cold, the though get going.
* (poster shows a big gun, a bottle of booze and/or a hooker) ...It's gonna be a cold and lonely christmas without you...
* Winter was never this hot!
* And you thought global WARMING was a problem...
* And you thought YOUR dad (or whatever) was a cold sunoffagun.
* Snowblind - White hot!
* Snowblind - The cold is the heart of the problem
* Snowblind - not only hell froze over
* You do not want to miss this snowfight or
* You better stay out of this snowfight
* Al Gore was wrong
* Leets geet freezsky
etc. etc. etc.

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SNOWBLIND 3D > Search for a New Genre Name! > What aboot...
by: Coen Schalkwijk

Homebrew is a bit to broad. Music related names, well, are for music, not for movies. What about 'Any Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or 'Every Man's Movie(s)/Flick' or Any one can make a movie these days and anyone can watch it too. And it's not just the green screen, it's also about being able to distribute yourself using the Internets. It's not a big corp. that has an audience in a can.
1878 days ago | 5 Thumb-ups 
Hi Coen, welcome back ;P Well I think with the homebrew suggestion and also with yours, the thing is they make the thing sound kinda small. As Kris pointed out, Star Wreck did have ILM quality hollywood effects on virtually no budget. So if it looks the same quality, why should you play it down with a name like "bedroom something"...? The point I'm getting at, even if it's marketing blah blah, is that we could really use a name to help fuel media interest. We're now getting some attention for Snowblind here in Germany even up to radio and TV interviews... but it's kinda difficult to explain in a catchy way what exactly is so new (and improved, hehhe) about our way of doing this film... So if we were gonna say "well it's this new genre called coolsoundingsomething", everyone would be like "aaaaah!"... Hehhe ;P Cheers, Kalle-Max ^_^